SSG William Seth Ricketts

July 21, 1982February 27, 2010

Funeral services for SSG William Seth Ricketts will be on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 12:00 P.M. at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth with burial to follow in the Corinth National Cemetery with full Military Honors

SSG Ricketts died Feb 27, 2010 at Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was born on July 21, 1982 to William Craig and Sandi Hearn Ricketts. He wanted to be in the military since he was 9-years-old and on Sept. 12, 2001, he joined the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. After completing basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., he immediately entered paratrooper training at Fort Bragg, and was stationed there throughout his entire military service.

During his life in the Army, He received the following medals and awards:

Bronze Star Medal, Posthumous Purple Heart Medal, Posthumous The Army Commendation Medal The Army Achievement Medal Army Good Conduct Medal National Defense Service Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon NATO Medal Combat Infantryman Badge Senior Parachutist Badge Parachutist Badge, Basic with Combat Jump Device Weapons Qualification Badge Overseas Service Bar

Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rose Jones Ricketts; two children, William Aiden and Oliver Cullen and a child due in September; one sister, Tiffany Steed; one brother, Ben Ricketts; grandparents, Bill and Frankie Ricketts; father and mother-in-law, Bro. and Mrs. Warren Jones; two sisters-in-law, Katie Jones Davis and her husband Eddron and Sallie Jones; one brother-in-law, John Stuart Jones; grandmother, Carolyn Wagnon; four nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to:

Seth Ricketts Memorial Fund CB & S Bank 200 South Harper Road Corinth, MS 38834 662-284-9710

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 7 beginning at 5:00 P.M. There will be no visitation prior to his service on Monday. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.


  • Arrival Home Saturday, March 6, 2010

SSG William Seth Ricketts

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Chena Little

March 4, 2017

In honor of SSG William Ricketts

March 16, 2010

You have been in our thoughts and prayers. God will always be there with the strength you need. We think of you often. Tony and Becky Westbrook

March 16, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping everyone in our prayers. Rosie, you are strong, and I'll know you'll get better with each passing day. God bless you, your family, and Seth's family.
Sheila Tsagarakis & Demmy Tsagarakis
Corinth, MS

Kim Caldwell

March 14, 2010

Oh Bill, I am so very sorry. I know you and Sandy were so proud of Seth yet also fearful. I remember us sitting in the breakroom talking about his deployment. If there is anything at all I can possibly do, please do not hesitate to call. I love you both and all my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sonya Lee Sipes

March 10, 2010

Seth's life has ended too soon. His and his family's sacrifice is so deeply felt and this American is deeply honored to help you carry the burden of grief and loss. I pray that Seth's life will be extended through his children and that Seth's family and friends will be comforted by the task of making sure his children know and remember the great man, the great sacrifice, and loyal patriot that was their father. My deepest regards and sympathy.

Bettye Shipman

March 10, 2010

Rosie, I sent you a note one day, (Friday I think), but I didn't see it listed in the Guest Book, so I am sending another one. I want you to know you are still in my prayers, and I love you and all of your family very much! I remember Seth, when he would slip into the office and jump in and scare me. I would always scream and he would just laugh and laugh. And, when he came home and back to church in that uniform I was soooo proud of him! I loved that 'little' boy and his family too!
Rosie, you are still big part of me with all the good memories of you at Calvary. I still miss you all!!

With Love, and prayers to you, Aiden, Cullen, and the little one on the way..
Bettye Shipman

Kathy Romska

March 9, 2010

At this time no comfort will be found, but I promise God is with you now and Seth is standing with him. Know that all the love being sent is genuine and the prayers are real. I pray for you Rosi and all the families to find peace in your faith. We will all being going home one day soon and oh what a reuion that will be! Amasing grace and yes how sweet the sound! God bless all of you.

Debra Monaghan

March 9, 2010

So sorry for your loss.Thank you for your service to the country.Will keep family in our prayers.

wanza mcdonald

March 9, 2010

i am sorry fo your lost
sandi, i remember you talking about your son when you work at sleep lab in tupelo and i help sharon clean up. I don't work no more put sharon let me know that he was your son. I'm so sorry for your lost and your family lost

March 9, 2010